ARSENAL 

("The Gunners")

Year formed1886
Turned professional1891
Limited company1893
Previous namesDial Square: 1886 - 1887

Royal Arsenal: 1887 - 1891

Woolwich Arsenal: 1891 - 1914

Arsenal: 1914 - .

Ground 

Emirates Stadium, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, Islington, London

N5 1BU

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since2006
Pitch measurements114 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity60,432 (all seated)
Record attendance at present ground

 

60,161 v Manchester United, Premiership, 3rd November 2007

(drew 2-2)

Lowest League attendance at present ground59,084 v Bolton Wanderers, Premier League, 20 January 2010 (won 4-2)
First game at present ground

22 July 2006 v Ajax, Dennis Bergkamp testimonial (won 2-1)

First competitive game at present ground

19 August 2006 v Aston Villa, Premiership (drew 1-1)

Previous grounds

Plumstead Common: 1886 - 1887

Sportsman Ground: 1887 - 1888

Manor Ground: 1888 - 1890

Invicta Ground: 1890 - 1893

Manor Ground: 1893 - 1913

Highbury Stadium: 1913 - 2006

League career

Division Two: 1893 - 1904

United League: 1896 - 1899

Division One: 1904 - 1913

Division Two: 1913 - 1915

Division One/Premiership: 1919 - .

First Football League game2nd September 1893 v Newcastle United, Division Two, drew 2-2
  
Honours 
EuropeanEuropean Champions League runners-up: 2005-06.

European Cup-Winners' Cup winners: 1993-94.

European Cup-Winners' Cup runners-up: 1979-80, 1994-95.

European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners: 1969-70.

European Super Cup runners-up: 1994-95.

Domestic - League

Division One/Premiership champions: 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34,

1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91,

1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04

Division One/Premiership runners-up: 1925-26, 1931-32, 1972-73,

1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2015-16

Division Two runners-up: 1903-04

Second World War South 'A' League champions: 1939-40

Second World War London League champions: 1941-42

Second World War South League champions: 1942-43

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1929-30, 1935-36, 1949-50, 1970-71, 1978-79,

1992-93, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2013-14, 2014-15

FA Cup runners-up: 1926-27, 1931-32, 1951-52, 1971-72, 1977-78,

1979-80, 2000-01

Littlewoods/Rumbelows Cup winners: 1986-87, 1992-93

Littlewoods/Carling Cup runners-up: 1987-88, 2006-07, 2010-11

League Cup runners-up: 1967-68, 1968-69

Charity/Community Shield winners: 1930-31, 1931-32, 1933-34,

1934-35, 1938-39, 1948-49, 1953-54, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2002-03,

2004-05

Charity Shield joint holders: 1991-92, 1993-94

Charity/Community Shield runners-up: 1935-36, 1936-37, 1979-80,

1989-90, 2003-04, 2005-06

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup winners: 1958-59

FA Youth Cup winners: 1965-66, 1970-71, 1987-88, 1993-94, 1999-2000,

2000-01, 2008-09

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1964-65

Second World War League Cup runners-up: 1940-41

Second World War League South Cup winners: 1942-43

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position10th, Division Two, 1896-97
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win66, Division One, 1930-31
3 for a win90, Premiership, 2003-04
Fewest League points 
2 for a win18, Division One, 1912-13
3 for a win51, Premiership, 1994-95
Most League goals scored127, Division One, 1930-31
Most League goals conceded86, Division One, 1926-27, 1927-28
Fewest League goals scored26, Division One, 1912-13
Fewest League goals conceded17, Premiership, 1998-99
Most wins in a League season29, Division One, 1970-71
Fewest wins in a League season3, Division One, 1912-13
Most draws in a League season18, Division One, 1969-70
Fewest draws in a League season4, Division One, 1906-07

4, Division Two, 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1899-1900

Most losses in a League season23, Division One, 1912-13
Fewest losses in a League season0, Premiership, 2003-04
Record League win12-0 v Loughborough Town, Division Two, 12th March 1900
Record Cup win11-1 v Darwen, FA Cup 3rd round, 9th January 1932
Record defeat0-8 v Loughborough Town, Division Two, 12th December 1896
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season42, Ted Drake, Division One, 1934-35
in total175, Thierry Henry, 1999-2007, 2011-12
  
Most League goals in one match 7, Ted Drake v Aston Villa, Division One, 14th December 1935 
Most League appearances 558, David O'Leary, 1975-93
Most capped player81, Thierry Henry for France, 1999-2007
Youngest League playerJack Wilshere, 16 years 256 days v Blackburn Rovers, 13th September 2008
Highest Transfer Fee Received

£35,000,000 for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, August 2017

Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£56,000,000 for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund,

January 2018